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Howard Abraham

Jun 21, 2019  

Howard is from Wisconsin, his wife Diana is from Ohio. They met in California while he was a summer intern at HP and she was visiting friends. They dated long distance while he finished a couple of Engineering Degrees at University of Wisconsin, married and moved to California, had two kids in San Diego. His California girls as he calls […]

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Flying in Severe Weather

May 20, 2019  

Severe weather is described as either an inch or greater hail and 50 knots or greater wind gusts. One old texts say ¾ inch but in recent years it was changed to 1 inch. What does it take to build a thunder storm? 1. Unstable atmosphere. 2. Moist atmosphere (clouds) 3. Lifting mechanism (continental divide, fronts, thermals) The life cycle […]

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Why We Fly

Apr 11, 2019  

Why we fly? According to Bill Standefer, and I’m sure everyone here, … because it’s fun! Where we fly? Sometimes we forget there are some pretty cool places out there that can be broken down into 3 categories. Places you can go in a day, places you can go for a weekend and those that are longer trips. Some of […]

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Bill Standerfer

Mar 21, 2019  

Bill Standerfer Bill has been flying almost 50 years having gotten his first certificate in 1970 at Jeffco in a brand new Cherokee 140. He started in May, soloed at 8 hours and got his certificate at 37-38 hours later that August. When asked how he got into aviation he said one day a friend of his came up to […]

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Remote Tower Recap

Mar 21, 2019  

Steve Wolf gave an update on the tower and what to expect going forward from here. As you can see by the photos, it was well attended. He explained a few of the more critical areas that general aviation needs to know about. I will hit the highlights as well as I will link to his slide show at the […]

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